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Kim Carson Joins Blue Demon Staff



CHICAGO -- DePaul track and field coach, Gordon Thomson recently announced that former NCAA Individual Champion Kim Carson is joining the Blue Demon staff as an assistant coach.  Carson will work with the Blue Demon sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and brings extensive experience from all levels to the program.

 

“We are excited to welcome Kim Carson to our coaching staff,” Thomson said. “She brings expertise to the sprints, jumps and hurdles that our student-athletes will benefit from.  She will hit the ground running with great teaching and
recruiting skills.

 

Having a former NCAA hurdle champion on our coaching staff will positively challenge our young team,” Thomson added.

 

Carson a seven time All-American and the American record holder in 55m hurdles, joins the Blue Demon staff after spending two years as an assistant coach at Drake University. She also directed the Kim Carson Sprint, Hurdles and Speed Clinics from 2002-05.

 

As a student-athlete at Louisiana State University, Carson helped the Lady Tigers to eight (indoor/outdoor) NCAA Team Championships.  During the 1996 season, Carson won the NCAA Indoor 55m hurdle Championship and won the 100m Hurdle crown during the outdoor season. Carson’s 100m hurdle championship time of 12.72 seconds was the fastest time recorded in the World that season. She also captured Southeastern Conference titles in the 100m hurdles at the 1995 and 1996 outdoor meets.

 

After a successful collegiate career, Carson ran professionally and represented the United States in domestic and international competitions.  A successful professional, she was constantly ranked in the top 25 in the world in 60m/100m hurdles. Carson set a personal best of 7.82 seconds in the 60m hurdles in Madrid, Spain, February 16, 2000 which was the second fastest indoor mark in the world that year and No. 2 on the American all-time indoor list. In 2002, she finished fifth in the 100m hurdles at the U.S. Outdoor Championship. 

 

Carson graduated from LSU in 1998 with a degree in general studies and minors in English, History and Sociology.